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County to discuss apartment plan
A proposed apartment complex that targets College of Coastal Georgia students and Southeast Georgia Health System employees will be a topic for discussion at today's special called Glynn County Commission meeting.

A developer will make a presentation to commissioners with details about the project, said Dave Erickson, chairman of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority.

While commissioners do not have to approve the project, Erickson said the purpose of the presentation is to ensure there is community buy-in for the proposal.

The authority will consider underwriting the bond for the development, Erickson said.

"It's rather impressive, it's rather large," he said of the proposed complex. "This is such a large project, we put it out there for support."

The site of the complex is a wooded area near the intersection of Golden Isles Parkway and Cypress Mill Road.

John Cornell, director of marketing and public relations for the college, said there will be a growing need for more housing near the campus as enrollment continues to rise.

The college is not involved in the project.

"We expect to have 4,000 students by 2015 and 6,000 by 2020," Cornell said. "Our students are going to need affordable housing."

Erickson said he was unable to provide more information about the scope of the project and the identity of the developer. He said that information will be presented at today's meeting.

Commissioners will also discuss a possible traffic study to determine the impact of a project at the Yacht Club on St. Simons Island and a proposed ordinance for rental "party houses" that have generated complaints on St. Simons Island.

The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the second-floor conference room at the Harold Pate Courthouse Annex in Brunswick.

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